Klaus Ohlmann

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Klaus Ohlmann

Klaus Ohlmann (born 1952 in Neustadt, Germany[1]) is a German glider pilot who has established 36 world records approved by FAI. Among these is the record for a free distance flight with up to 3 turn-points by flying 3,009 km from Chapelco Airport at San Martín de los Andes (Argentina) in a Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4 DM on 21 January 2003[2] with his co-pilot Karl Rabeder.[3] He also broke Hans-Werner Grosse's free distance record, which had lasted over 30 years, on 9 January 2003 by a flight of 2,247.6 km in a Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 4 DM at El Calafate in Argentina.[4]

On 1 February 2014, he became the first–ever glider pilot to fly over Mount Everest.[5]

He is a member of the Mountain Wave Project of the meteorological section of OSTIV.[1] Flying in wave conditions are his forte. Klaus lives in southern France, near Serres, where he has a glider center called Quo Vadis, renowned for his guided flights in the area.

Solar-powered pending claim at FAI[edit]

Claim number : 16110 Sub-class :CS (Solar-Powered Aeroplane) Type of record : Free out-and-return distance Course/location : _to be advised Performance : 155.8 km Pilot : Klaus OHLMANN (Germany) Aircraft : ICARE 2 Date :22.09.2010 Current record : no record set yet


  1. ^ a b )"Mountain Wave Project". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-01-11.
  2. ^ "Klaus Ohlmann (GER)". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  3. ^ "FAI World Records by Klaus Ohlmann". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  4. ^ "FAI free distance world records (glider)". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  5. ^ "Klaus Ohlmann Pilots First Glider Flight Over Everest". Retrieved 2014-03-27.